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Empirical

Empirical

1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed in experiments. In philosophical language, the term empirical means simply what belongs to or is the product of experience or observation. (Sir W. Hamilton) The village carpenter . . . Lays out his work by empirical rules learnt in his apprenticeship. (H. Spencer)

2. Depending upon experience or observation alone, without due regard to science and theory; said especially of medical practice, remedies, etc.; wanting in science and deep insight; as, empiric skill, remedies. Empirical formula.

(Science: chemistry) see formula.

Synonym: see Transcendental.


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... is the major factor in determining IQ, genes (ie as in bigger brains which contribute to some innate intelligence) play a small- but not empirical- role. do not forget that Asians scored 6 points ahead due to their lower and unrepresented sample of selected subjects and higher visuospatial ...

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Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:37 am
 
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Thu May 23, 2013 8:50 pm
 
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